MLB DFS – Wed 8/30/17

PITCHERS

Jose Berrios … Berrios has pitched better in his last two starts throwing over 100 pitches both times and striking out 16 batters (ARZ/CHW) in 12+ innings.  He is seeing the White Sox for the second time in a week and while that could cause some concern, he’s still a pretty affordable and decent option today to have a shot at that 7 Inning / 9 Strikeout upside.

Ivan Nova … Heavy underdog who has dominated the Cubs.  I think this will be a pitchers duel with him and Quintana, but no way do I want Quintana today, so it’s Nova who is a better DK SP2 play.

Dallas Keuchel … Not sure if we should be reading too much into Houston getting whooped last night in front of 10 people in Tampa, but it’s clear they’re affected by all the things going on back home.  Keuchel has a good matchup today, but I’m likely fading the game all-together.

J.A. Happ … Great numbers vs Boston and the Red Sox aren’t a lethal offense to get extremely worried about.  Happ doesn’t have much wow upside like Berrios and he’s still gonna give up 2-3 ER around 6 IP.  But he’s worth considering because of the good history vs Boston.

 

FADE

Robbie Ray … Lefties in Chase. I hate playing them. How’d Rich Hill do last night? Oh, he got his ass kicked, did he? How about that. Simple math here for Robbie Ray. He has a 4.87 ERA at home and a 1.49 ERA on the road. I am not making this shit up people. Don’t play lefties in Chase unless its the worlds greatest matchup and last I checked, the Dodgers aren’t the greatest matchup for a pitcher.

 

FAVORITE STACKS

Dodgers … Lefties in chase …. See above regarding Ray… Taylor+Turner+Kike lead the way for me.  Love Barnes too if he catches

Twinkies … Derek Holland has no business beating the Twins again and I always attack lefties in Target field as well.  Need some data?  Holland @ Minnesota on June 20th … 2.2 IP, 9 hits, 7 ER…  Moving on now.

 

SNEAKY

Royals … Fuck yeah!  Royals gonna go on a tear now!  OK, maybe that’s a stretch, but I do think they’ll whoop around Eggs…

Padres … Ty Blaaaaaaach…  Margot, Pirela, Splish-Splash Jabari Blash and Austin Hedges make a nice HR upside and SB upside stack.

 

TOP POSITIONAL PLAYS

CATCHER

  • Chris Iannetta
  • Brian McCann
  • Mitch Garver
  • Tucker B.

FIRST BASE

  • Justin Smoak
  • Paul Goldschmidt … 8 for 19, 2 doubles, 1 HR off Ryu
  • Eric Hosmer – Hump Day Hosmer
  • Joey Votto – OBP!

SECOND BASE

  • Brian Dozier
  • Brandon Drury
  • Jose Altuve
  • Wilmer Flores – I think he cranks one out tonight.

THIRD BASE

  • Moose Tacos
  • Jorge Polanco
  • Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Luis Valbuena

SHORTSTOP

  • Eduardo Escobar
  • Zack Cozart
  • Matt Reynolds / Jose Reyes – Both could be chalk facing Homer Bailey given their cheap price tag and lack of solid SS options
  • Marwin Gonzalez

OUTFIELD – Tier 1

  • Chris Taylor
  • Byron Buxton
  • JD Martinez
  • Joey Bats – I wish they would put him back at lead off…

OUTFIELD – Tier 2

  • Manuel Margot
  • Andrew McCutchen
  • Lorenzo Cain
  • Khris Davis
  • Kole Calhoun
  • Adam Duvall

OUTFIELD – Value Tier

  • Kike Hernandez
  • Chris Young
  • Hunter Pence – Travis Wood is horrible, but has actually pitched decent at home since the trade.  But still, he sucks.
  • Phillip Ervin – I’d only play him in a Reds stack, but min priced lead off hitter.  You’ll see his name some today.

 

DONGERS CLUB

  1. Justin Smoak – 1B – Chairman
  2. Mike Moustakas – 3B
  3. JD Martinez – OF
  4. Chris Taylor – OF
  5. Byron Buxton – OF
  6. Wilmer Flores – 2B
  7. Zack Cozart – SS
  8. Brian McCann – C
  9. BONUS ……………….. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B
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